At a Glance
U.S. foreign assistance to The Bahamas supports the key goals of improving maritime and border security; bolstering law enforcement and counternarcotics efforts; strengthening the criminal justice system; improving interdiction capabilities; enhancing transparency and the ease of doing business; and promoting energy security. Regional security programs complement bilateral aid, providing further assistance for law enforcement, citizen safety, climate change, and rule-of-law programs. The United States has provided substantial assistance to The Bahamas to support public health and disease mitigation over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent years, the United States has also made significant contributions to disaster preparedness and relief efforts in the wake of major storms, in particular the devastating Category 5 Hurricane Dorian that struck The Bahamas in September of 2019.
(Taken from the U.S. State Department's Fact Sheet on U.S. Relations with the Bahamas.)